La Placita Cafe

424 Monroe Ave, Buckeye
(623) 386-4632

Recent Reviews

Johnny Leyba

Food was excellent and we will definitely go back.

Reese Ready

Best Mexican food in Arizona. I've come here since I was in high school. This is the spot for dining out with family, old friends and neighbors. The down home country vibe and authentic Mexican food can't be beat. You'll also find big screen TVs in the back AND a full bar. It's nice to see several generations sticking around to keep it a family tradition.

Milas McCraw

Great Mexican food wish they had mild hot sauce though they have hot sauce it's good but a little too hot for me


I'm New to Buckeye, great Mexican spot. Great food, great staff. Will definitely be going back again. Keep up the good work

Jeff Wysocki

Needs a remodel up front but bar area kool. Food was very good!


There is really GOOD food here.You are able to sit yourself so there is now wait to be seated. They have a variety of food to choose from. From yummy traditional American food to the yummy traditional Mexican food. There is also great customer service. They are always around and they bring out everyone's food at once. And as you are waiting for your food they have really good chips and salsa.

Ginny Check

Good food. Beans were a bit soupy, rice was good, spicy salsa. A little pricey. Nice atmosphere.

richard sartor

I have gone here for over 40 years and the place may have change but the food is good. Try a GCC , love them.

Italia Cruz

There is really GOOD food here.You are able to sit yourself so there is now wait to be seated. They have a variety of food to choose from. From yummy traditional American food to the yummy traditional Mexican food. There is also great customer service. They are always around and they bring out everyone's food at once. And as you are waiting for your food they have really good chips and salsa.

Melissa Goodman

Awful service. Weve been here twice before, and while the food is usually pretty good, this time their service was so horrible, it was hard to even enjoy the food, which was mediocre at best. Waited too long for a waitress to come by or to be served chips and salsa, brought me a red wine when I'd asked for pinot grigio. Told me that was all they had. Waitresses are rude, inattentive, and seem like they dont even want to be there. I dont know what happened to this place, but we will never be back, and they should probably take the Amabisca name off the restaurant too.

Maureen Killian

Food was good, seemed a bit short staffed - ran out of menus. The chips and salsa were good and the guacamole was great!

Spenser Garner

My wife grew up on GCCs! I love this place! The food is awesome and so are the people that work here! Highly recommend eating here!

Ashleigh Bates

Very large restaurant and very clean. The food is pretty good and not very expensive, however the portions were on the smaller side. I definitely recommend and would come back again.

Larissa Benninghoff

The locals love this place! Lots of rooms with a ton of tables and a huge bar!

Janis W.

Our first visit. Food was excellent, but service was very slow and confused. We will try again another day. Staff seemed very confused and under trained. First, another tables food was brought to us, when our actual food arrived, we still had not received our drinks. Our waitress informed us she could not serve alcohol which is why it was so delayed. After we got our food, no one checked on us. Never got drink refills or any condiments throughout our meal.

Barb S

My husband and I been here 3 times now and neither of us see what the attraction is. The restaurant is old, kind of dark and not necessarily clean. The food is pretty bland. Edible, but nothing to write home about. Servings, however, are huge, so you can't say you don't get enough to eat. Our table server was excellent, very sweet and helpful. Unfortunately, she wasn't old enough to serve alcohol, so another gal had to bring us our drinks. She didn't seem that happy about it, even though they weren't busy. She also helped bring out our food and again, showed her displeasure at having to do so. Too bad the young girl had to rely on her for help. I'd have rated the service at a '5' if it had only been the young girl waiting on us. She was super!

mike mike

I agree with the other reviews, the food was totally bland, meat dry, and no sauce on anything and no sign of cheese. Sorry to say it, but the service was, "the worstâ? we have ever seen in any restaurant in our lives. They say they lost our order, and when we did get it served, there were no, utensils. We had to ask twice for utensils versus eating with our fingers. They then overcharged for both dishes from stated menu price. On the bright side the margaritas were decent. We wonâ??t give them any more chances.

Jessica Kramer

Always love going here on my visits to az!


Absolutely Love this place! Here's a little secret. Love to sit on the back side. It's the side closest to the Main St which is the original building. The reason; it is quiet and usually only a few folks on this side. The bar side is hopping. No joke. My wife and I always have a great relaxing quiet time on this side. Oh and the food and service is outstanding. Enjoyed a huge ribeye steak seasoned perfectly with sour cream and butter on bake potato with huge salad and melt in your mouth Texas Toast for 23.95. We split it and had more than enough. Love this place. Give it a try!

Justin T.

This place is a true childhood memory for me! The food is always great, as is the price! The service can be a little slow, but the food is worth the wait. If your new to this place, try their GCC! You won't find anything like it anywhere else!

Rose Jarrett

It seems to be a local favorite but we found the food rather bland. The shredded beef was very dry and so was the chicken. The salsas that was served with the chips was supposed to very spicy, so we asked for mild which was delicious but they charge extra for it. $2.50 per dish also $1.50 per sample cup of sour cream. That really pads the check really fast.

Lara Batie

What happened? Did someone buyout my favorite Mexican food restaurant? The quality just wasn't there and now you charge for your great tasting salsa which was always a great bonus to go with the thin crispy chips (which weren't thin or crispy anymore) while you wait for your food. I'm so disappointed! Hopefully you guys can get back to your roots and bring that element of tradition back into your food. There's a reason why you aren't as busy as you used to be. This is a fine example of the saying "if it ain't broke don't try to fix it "

Michael Johnson

Always a great experience! Good food and great staff.


Very casual restaurant, but still very good food. Been here twice and always love the food. My family and I have ordered many things, and loved it all.

Nick Trapman

Absolutely delicious! I think this was the first time the whole family cleaned their plates! Definitely gonna be coming her often!

brandon schnabel

A fun authentic Mexican Cafe with a bar in the back. Food was good and service was decent.

Joshua Webb

Always great. We visit weekly. They are extremely inviting and want to take care of you!


Located in downtown Buckeye. Nice western/Mex atmosphere with local artist featured and for sale.Service was very slow. We had a margarita which was quite good. We had the Taco Grande which was huge and delicious. We may just go there for Taco Tuesday from now on!

Tami F.

We've been going here for years. Love their street tacos, GCC and enchiladas. Awesome service.


Iâ??ve enjoyed Mexican Food in all my travels. The Carne Asada Burrito from this old style 1962, restaurant is at the top of my list. Old school burrito smothered in home made enchilada sauce served hot. Added margaritas for delicious dinner. The place is not fancy and decor is aged, the food is delicious.

Michael Brandenburg

Awesome place great food I was in and out the staff was friendly atmosphere was warm definitely rustic. Seen a couple complaints on reviews obviously you cant please everyone. Probably the kind of person that would order black coffee and sue when they burn themselves. I love this place and i will be back. Thank you for an awesome experience

Ken Debi Z.

Huge place, TIP....Enter at rear....otherwise kinda a amazing building. Great Service. Very Good Food


Stopped by for dinner the service was horrible the waitress got our drink order and meal order after that never saw her again we had to ask other servers if we could get refills napkins and the cashier was the one who brought out our meal!She seemed to pay attention to certain customers.Wont be going back not worth it


At first look driving in small town Buckeye La Placita catches your eye.Entering the restaurant was very old world Mexican-authentic and a bit tacky.We had mid day lunch there with plenty of tables available, which where covered in Mexican tiles.Service was quick-just ordered two ice teas( one in a chipped plastic cup ) we got our chips and salsa.The salsa was very spicy, and we had to ask for salsa that was milderThe chips in our basket tasted like what you get at the food store!A short time later our food came out.My taco shell was very greasy-so I did not enjoy that.The enchilada was less than expected.We found it strange you were only given a fork-no knife-but happy to have a napkin.Our first and last time.HO HUM.

Kevin K

Food was bland and pedestrian. But for a sit down the atmosphere is ... meh. Not worth the drive from the freeway.


Service is okay, but if you're a regular it is better. It is everything a small town is food is adequate servings small and all a la carte

L A.

One of the best places in town. Their chips and salsa are always fresh and their food is some of the best Mexican I have had. Be sure to get an open face cheese crisp (green Chiles on top are superb as well) as an appetizer and if you have room, try their fried ice cream. We frequent this restaurant and the servers are wonderful. They remember us by name, what is going on in our lives, and know our orders by heart. Best of all you're supporting a local business. You can't go wrong here!

Terry S.

Good Mexican food. Nothing special here! Lots of tvs to watch your favorite game. The place was fairly empty but plenty of space on a busy night.

Kimberly hunt

The food and service was good however I did feel like I was being rushed out. I was there for a meeting and we actually left early because we felt rushed out. The waitress did, also, inform us that a lot of things on the menu they do not carry, including something as simple as hot tea. The food is good as long as they have what you order and you are wanting to eat and leave quickly. Very clean establishment.

Cheri Smith

We just got back home after eating at La Placita Cafe. I cannot say how much the three of us enjoyed our meals! So glad that we went in. Best Mexican food in Buckeye, not to mention better than about anywhere else in the valley! Great atmosphere, and excellent service. It was a wee bit slow, but more than worth the wait. We were rewarded! We're going to go here again, and will be recommending this place to others.